Have you ever made whipped cream? Why not? It's easy to make!
And, it's so good!
Much better than the stuff that comes out of the can.
You will need to buy some heavy cream. And, have some sugar on hand. Because, the reality it, it does taste a little better when it's sweetened!
1 cup heavy cream
2 TBS sugar (I use regular sugar, but some people use powdered sugar - a.k.a. icing sugar)
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional - but, I never make it without it!)
Make sure you are working with a really cold bowl and whisk. I put the bowl in the fridge and the mixer beaters or the mixer whisk into the freezer for about 15 minutes. You can make this with a hand mixer, it just takes a few more minutes.
Add all three ingredients into your chilled bowl.
Start mixer at a low speed for a minute or two to mix the ingredients
Beat on high until the whipped cream has stiff peaks.
OK, when I read my first recipe on making whipped cream, it described beating the whipped cream until you have stiff peaks. Since I had no idea what that meant, my recipe didn't turn out.
When you mix your ingredients and start mixing, it is a liquid. With a few bubbles when you start beating it.
After a few minutes, it starts getting thicker. It's from all the air you are incorporeating into the whipped cream.
This is when I -- USED to think it was done. But, no, it's not. It's still a little 'liquidy' even though it looks more like whipped cream.
After a couple more minutes, it magically transforms in front of your eyes. Unfortunately, it's difficult to give an exact time. It all depends on the speed of the mixer, the type of the mixer beaters etc..
When it's done, it's not really 'liquidy' anymore.
See, you can turn the spatula sideways and it doesn't run.
Sometimes, you may want to use whipped cream that isn't this stiff. When it's a little more flowing. It can be personal preference. They both taste great!
Ok, I have to confess something. You know that picture I showed you at the beginning of the post? This one?
Well you see, I tried making a strawberry roll and it didn't work out so well. This blog post was supposed to be that recipe. But I did everything the way the recipe said and this is what it looked like!
See that crater sized crack? Well, it wasn't the only one : ( . Everything was fresh and tasted wonderful. I really couldn't write a blog post about it though. It didn't work for me and I couldn't figure out why not! Nor, could I serve it like this!
Mason jar to the rescue! I just spooned chunks into a mason jar, then topped it with whipped cream and a strawberry.
A mason jar and whipped cream is all it needed. Now an awesome tasting dessert and nothing wasted!
Have you ever had a recipe flop on you? What did you do to save it?